||Digi-Key Electronics’ New Product Discoveries Randall introduces a Bluetooth 5 development kit from Dialog Semiconductor and 2.4GHz antenna from Johanson Technology.
Bluetooth 5 is the latest iteration of Bluetooth put forward by the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group). Dialog Semiconductor has created a development board using their DA14585 Bluetooth transceiver IC. Compared to the previous version, Bluetooth version 5 doubles the data rate and has an increased range. These two specifications, however, are mutually exclusive in that the further the signal travels the lower the data rate. That being said Bluetooth 5 is perfect for the IoT since most applications will have smaller amounts of data to transmit. Additionally, Johanson Technology has developed a 2.4GHz antenna which is designed for applications where metal or a battery/display covers the entire PCB, in other words wearables and IoT products. Utilizing the disadvantage in the size of an IoT design, this product uses the metal by being mounted directly to the surface and not requiring any clearance for the antenna.
Learn more about Digi-Key Electronics New Product Discoveries:
Dialog DA14585 Development Kit http://dky.bz/2zqWaH3
Johanson 2450AT42E0100E 2.4GHz Antenna http://dky.bz/2zcTPi1
Digi-Key’s Blog – TheCircuit https://www.digikey.com/en/blog